ONE WORLD 2012: Who Killed Natasha?
Date: 15 May 2012 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Yehudi Menuhin space, ASP bldg, Rue Wiertz, 1047 Bruxelles. SPECIAL SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS APPLY - PLEASE SEE BELOW.
Qui a tué Natacha? / Film by Mylène Sauloy / UK, Russia, France, Chechnya / 2011 / 64 min (in competition).
Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya, 15 July 2009. Natasha Estemirova, a journalist and human rights activist, never made it to a meeting scheduled that day. The life of this fearless woman was ended by a bullet from a pistol; her body was found abandoned by a road. Just like her close friend Anna Politkovskaya, Estemirova paid the ultimate price for criticising the situation in Chechnya. She sought the truth and gathered evidence about the crimes committed by the brutal apparatus of President Ramzan Kadyrov, who was placed in office by Vladimir Putin. Her evidence clearly leads to the presidential palace in Grozny, which means the murderers will never be found. Who Killed Natasha? is a riveting investigative documentary that unravels the connections between the murders of well-known critics of the regimes of Putin in Russia and the puppet government of Kadyrov in Chechnya. This film — which describes in detail cases that have been well-covered in the media as well as lesser known cases in the Caucasus, Moscow and London — spotlights the silencing of dissidents, journalists and human rights activists in contemporary Russia and Chechnya.
Guests will include Igor Kalyapin, the head of the Committee against Torture, Nizhny Novgorod, Šimon Pánek, the director of People in Need, and Gunnar Ekelove-Slydal, Norwegian Helsinki Committee. In cooperation with International Partnership for Human Rights - IPHR.
Screening held under the auspices of Werner Schulz, Vice-Chair of Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
This screening is part of the One World in Brussels 2012 film festival.